Shed And Walling To East / The Malthouse 5 Metres East Of The Abbey House And Attached Walling

21 Mar 2003
Shed And Walling To East, Church Street, Abbotsbury, West Dorset, Dorset, DT3 4JJ
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The Malthouse 5 Metres East Of The Abbey House And Attached Walling, Church Street, Abbotsbury, West Dorset, Dorset, DT3 4JJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


10/17 The Malthouse 5 metres east of The Abbey House and 26.1.56 attached walling (formerly listed as shed and walling GV to east)


Former abbey building, possibly infirmary, traditionally called The Malthouse, c.1400, with c.C18 west gable wall. Building originally extended further west.

Ashlar and rubble-stone walls. Buttress with 2 set-offs at south west corner.

Clay Roman tile roof. No stacks, 2 storeys, originally, though now only ceiled at west end, 4 windows, irregular fenestration. C14 openings with later wooden framing, skewed loop-light at centre. 2-centred archway immediately west of south wall, of two moulded orders dying into the jambs. East part of this wall was formerly covered by the south wing and has a large opening with a square head of 3 chamfered orders, blocked. West of this is a blocked pedestrian doorway with pointed-segmental head. The east wall has 2 square-headed lights to the lower floor. Upper floor has a single late C14 window of two trefoiled lights, cross- transomed, rebated internally for shutters, and with a chamfered reve-arch.

Interior: beam shelf on north and south walls at upper floor level. Vertical chases in the south wall probably for the wall-parts of the original roof.

Attached west wall of south wing, running south for 60 metres and c.3.5 metres high.

Openings north to south: single square-headed light; window of two trefoiled lights in a square head; doorway with a segmental-pointed head; three ranges of two single-light windows, set one above another, all these have square heads, except the southern on the ground floor, which has a trefoiled head.

(RCHM, Dorset I, p.6 (3).)

Listing NGR: SY5783785157


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0137 IOE Records taken by Derek Beauchamp; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Derek Beauchamp. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Beauchamp, Derek

Rights Holder: Beauchamp, Derek


Ashlar, Clay, Rubble, Stone, Tile, Medieval Abbey, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Religious House, Benedictine Monastery, Monastery, Infirmary, Health And Welfare, Wall, Monument (By Form), Barrier